The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 19, 1940 · Page 4
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUElEB.NEWS. TB« CCKJRI1R NEWS CO. NEWS SUDBURY, Editor 8, Advertising Manager '• &. Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, De troit, Atlanta, Memphis. <\' 5 - Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post' office it Elytheville,-Arkansas, under act of Con- fresi, October 9, 1917. Served by th£ United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By carrier In the City of Blybieville, 15c per week,-or 65c per month. > BJf mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 P« year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail iri postal zones two to six inclusive, $630 per year; in zones seven and eight; $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Another Defense Dividend One of the difficulties in the way of improving the public health is persuading People to have proper physical examinations. Only in that way are defects in health exactly revealed—the 'first' step" in- getting them remedied. Of the 16,000,000 men registered for the draft, some 6.000,000 will undergo ~j "physical-..examination, Dr. Paul A. Neal * estimates. ,Jf a plan is devised to remedy the physical defects of those who are re~- jectecT for selective service, a vast.im- ;< "provement can be made in the health * of fch'e manpower of the nation, Dr. : Neal believes. That will increase the •• : efficiency <ahd' productiveness of the industrial machine, which is now losing . vast amounts of man-hours each year through sickness and injury. - Now that we have selective military service, we might as well squeeze out of it every ounce of benefit we can '"• v derive for the American people at , large. If it can be made to contribute . even to*.the health of those no^chosen . for service, £0 much the better. Peace Movement on a Diet ' 'The simon-pure, ioO'/o pacifist has Become almost as rare as the dodo. To such a p^ss has Europe led the world that few ^indeed are the men and wom- ,en faKo, still feel that nothing is worth .^.^jrhiing.for^thaf nothing is- worse ;^ thair^v|r_;--»The object-lessons set up :^ ™ Europe of "things that definitely arc J "Yworse"tfiariMvar are too impressive to ^ 'be .overlooked. '-^ fhuss ifte-YhatftHe peace movement; •-'-iwhicJT 1 flourished and waxed fat a few short shears ago is on a slimming diet today and looks haggard and pale. The - National Committee on the Cause and *, Cure of War is an example. For the past 15 years it has called together -. ' delegates from many groups in a national meeting. This yeai . those ^ ups are almost all having budgetary troubles, and the national meeting will simmer off into a few regional gatherings: (i To say this i s not to say that the peace movement" is dying. Most of the world >s now at war. But the problem of constructing a peaceful world, of building ways of living a t peace; ™ "^ ™ ore important. No amount vof past failures can. kill thi, imperative urge to reduce the chance tint in repeated. of Publication in thto column at editorials from other newspapers do* not necessarily mean endorsement but it an acknowledgment of interest IB the Mibjecti Where Are the Price Controls? When Congress began appropriating billions and billions for defense only a few months ago, it was done with a very definite promise to the American people that this time there would be none of the hectic extravagances of our World War armaments experience. "This time, we were told, there would be no cost-plus, no great crop of war millionaires, no skyrocketing of the cost of living. Thus, Americans cheerfully seconded the voting of about 15 billion dollars for planes 'and ships, and 'guns^ and arms. Doubts, however,* began to arise almost ai once. First/ it was because the public was given only tlv vaguest idea of what was to be purchased with these vast sums, and when this material wa.s to be placed at tlie disposition or the Government. i n the matter of plane production, for instance, all sor.ts of conflicting estimates began to come cut of Washington. Nor can it be said now that the available inlomia- tion is much more specific. On (op of all this, serious questions are now coming up as to the price that is being paid for these things. Here the layman may be a poor judge. He can only go by the tilings thai touch his own experience. As early as September, Federal Reserve Board price-index flguies were moving up sharply. The figure for lumber was more than eight points hlghci than in June. The Department of Labor's weekly rigures sTiow increases in food, textiles, building materials, metal products, hides and leather etc The layman lias heard much- talk of price controls. There are Defense Commissioner*, especially charged with preventing such a rurmw ay and with protecting foe consumers' interest But these officials have. so far, not been enough The law of supply and demand, the most u.se- fUl scapegoat ever found by the profiteers, is being invoked with a vengeance. Obviously national rearmament creates a new and -i -rear demand, in ordinary Limes, there is aimosl rid market here for 16-Inch, guns'and for 300- mile-an-hour bombers. But it is jus t as obvious that the Government must not permit itself to be held up f or those Plane* and guns that are now coming out or the factories just because they are not, a glut on the market. It Js just as oMm tha ft *_ nomical .increases, in peacetime heavv ih Pioducts should not be tolerated simplv there now is ft new defense market " t Here,.if ever there was one, is a matter , fectmg the public interest. The Uni ed I needs arms, and needs them SIDE GLANCES ^fs^^^i^^0^^>^c^ must be a .readable onci "Price cor,- ote' must be made something more than a conve, ,, ent pHrase for public 'speakers. They before « ' sT —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY f of America.-Wfcnden Willkie recent c. o. p. presidential candidate. Wo have clone nothing as\lnn,he, to snare " c cost ol government-Rer. Delos O'Brien n=nm._Fianl ^ oy d Wright, architect Employers shmu in line „ "You want the Morton boy? Which one, tile town loafer or the one that's,president of tlie grain mill r> THIS CURIOUS WORLD s / William Ferguson SODA POP GAS ^ m - SHETL.AND PprsJIE5 USED' ' ANSWER: A legendary bird in, Indian lore; a cuckoo* one who performs mathematical problems with lightning-like rapidity. NEXT: Where did Lake Itasca get its ntuje? Haiiilet's 2 Mayors Checker Croiiies; Highway Divides Twin Afhiiinistratibn SANDY SPRINGS, S C. (UP) — Sandy Springs is a 6rie-horse lo\v h j with two rrieiii in the driver's seat ! But Sahi Smith, mayor of the J° u - s cast side of U. S. Highway 29. and W. K. 'Moore, mayor of the other side..pull together.- As a matter of, fact there is only one problem fiic- r OUT OUR WAY the town, /arid mavors STAWD STILL I GET THIS SLEEVE. THERE'S ALL WR.OM& WITH DRESS CAMGETALOT OF WEAR OUT OF rr YET/ AW, CEE-ALWAYS HAVIM' MAKE / I'M <3ETT!W(3 SO ASHAMED TO eo OUT THESE HAMD-DOWNS. , MA— THAT DRESS LOOKED MICE WHENJ'NpU \AADRE IT, AMD \TvVASKl 1 1 SO BAD .WHEW YOU MADE rr TO RT ME- BUT KJOW IT'S BEIWG, CUT FOR HER. TO WEAl \-WELL, I JUST tOMT BLAME . .- ••-. > . >',- -- — -.. **1U V LU O worry over thatjdyringjheir after- By J. R. Williams QUR BOARDING HOUSE with noon checkei games. x 16 seems that the town policeman (who also serves as magistrate and constable) is owed SH by the citj v.ita no prospects of getting paid He collects all the : taxes anu fees due the city, but .this, .year they failed -"to rneet his salary. say 'he'--- gets TUESDAY; NOVEMBER 19; 1940 SERIAL STORY SY OREN ARNlOLD DUfttCOLLEGE CHAPTER I. :. THOMASU. BAILEY awoke at. davvn. To his astonish- m ™i he had slept soundly, and to his further astonishment he felt good. He sat.oh the edge of the bed, shivered, even though it was fniy September 4> then reached for his robe arid walked out onto the broad veranda. . He leaned his hand against a log post arid inhaled deeply. Next he patted what should have been his rnahiy chest and said a long ''ah4i~h-h!'> Then - and this would have been news in New Ybi?k — Mr. Thomas V. Bailey actually smiled. "Is good morning, Senor Bailey, eh?" A. friendly Mexican' said that, a cook ih the ranch house here who had cbnie out td probe tlie new boss, "Wonderful, Fabian! Just look there!" 'Mr. Bailey, pointed and said "ah-h^h-h" again. "There" was a 90-mile expanse M that western entity known as ; room-enough. Specifically^ it began here-in New Mexico, but the panorama of it ;swept frorh a hazy eastern ' point that was Texas, acrpss the Line into Chihuahua, and on arounci into the bold blue- red west that was Arizona, it was all a •magnificent palette of colors mostly in sunrise pastels now, broken only by the distant sleeping mountains and the more alert Spanish daggers growing nearer at .hand, it was all a landscape to make any man say ah-h-h-h-hl "You have estomach for the many wheat cake and esausage again this morning, eh? You have : good digest now." . -"Fabian, my good man, I could eat, a fried horse this morning! Indigestion? ' Pouff!" Pot-bellied ui— - . west, to go to school. . said. "He wants me to come I'll have to do as he says/' fingers -in man stay Why does a in a city and ruin his •health? Why didn't I buy a ranch 10 years ago,: Fabian? . Qr 20 years ago? What if I did make a fortune manufacturing airplanes'? No New York penthouse has this : view or this-altitude or this'exhil- arating 1 erisphess in the air; ;;." . . "Fabian; I'm uprooting myself from the east I'm going .to bring Miss Ronnie out here at orice-^- do her good^do .her -good—all that' artificial hoity-toity -bustle and— - ,. -•••"'' - • '.'See here Fabian, I want coffee this morning,. too! Ihaven't• had coffee' in years.""'... Aria have a horse saddled:,for me-at once. ;•:• I'm going to try that riding business ;again,this morning and—well, get going Fabian, get going!'' _ ; "SiJ" Fabian grinned and departed. "Si, senor. Es rhuy buenbt" , It was, indeed,'very, good,. to ui U. Bailey acting like .a human, being again,, he who had come west a touchy invalid. before The telegram, phoned first to Gloudtop ranger station .-thence via tne . *Y 4 and the Cross S ranches into Pueblo, New. Mexico, got into New York City about noon. But Miss Bailey, her maid reported., was up at 11 and off to fly her new plane down to Camden to sec a friend. Camden reported her on the way back home arid suggested, they try Andre West Point, but the boat rje ._ reported, by wireless that Roriica and Andre had joined some hilarious friends who came by in a new super-speed thing not much bigger or sturdier than a canoe. By patient eHrhmatibri, therefore, they, anally found her at 2 a. m. in ^ The Silver Slipper,;'dancing. "It's from daddy," Ronica said, glancing at the telegram. "I sup- ought to read it. Let's sit Sparling off j over; then up Park Avenue. She - ' - - w "- ^hey Had ; a table in a booth 00-odd feet above Broadway; and >vas--come to discover .It-pleasant just. to sit down a ualiy. .Ronnie ignored Andre Girardeau 'while -she. read. All at -then. Ronnie Bailey slumped. I, it's conic," she announced. Andre lifted his. eyebrows, expressive always. "He's .been'\vfiting about it for days. All' hopped up. VSaid he .was much'better^ arid had actually ' bought'' Ihe ranch,'""arid' ,.that. I could^ have a bigger time .there than, in the. East, Andrew-imagine i 1~ ^ J.t» : - ' said Andre, smiling _ . ' o- that!' ,: "Droll! 3 __ t o . . : "Now he says I go' -neither 0 to Vassar nor any other school back here, but j go this-faU to^imagine this—to Pueblo U.!" Andre gave'his quizzical look again. "It's where Deemy Aikiri went —did you know her, Andre? And Sue Travers and—oh a lot o£ kids. It's a little school in New Mexico, in.a ranch village, but it's so full of easterners and Californians that they call it Dude College. Founded by some wealthy couple in 1930. Daddy says lie's asking dry living as well." "You—you'll go?" Andre pointed at her with his cigaret Andre the dark-eyed and dark-mannered bachelor, called the season's Number One war refugee. "Of course. I—you know daddy. He wears the Bailey pants. And. darn it, Andre, I just naturally" love him!" ^ U a. m. to 2 a. m. is a didn't say much en route; she just sat cuddled next to handsome .Andre, her .ebony hair touching his > shoulder; and her violet eyes half closed, the haunting, taunting, delicate scent of her still lingered when Andre rode away frorh the Bailey mansion alone. * * * JjVEN thoufh it was late, Andre Girardeau did not retire when he reached his apartment. Instead, lie went on a careful tour of inspection about the place. He verified that the entry door was locked arid that Bis specially- made little metal disc even covered the keyhole. He saw that ho one. was in'the living rdofn, the bedroom, the nook, the three closets or the kitchen, and that "the fire escape was clear and the window shades down. No servant stayed here after midnight unless by special orders, so lie knew he- was .quite alone. . ' He went then ,!to : \he 0 medicine chest in his bathroom and, rhbrnen- tarily surveyed the .little array of bottles there.. He took jdown one labeled "Elaine's . Cdmpbulid, for, Muscular Ailments and Bruises; External Use puly.'' He. carried the bottle to his desk, opened it and dipped a pen in it and began to write on an "ordinary penny postcard. ..The message required 10 minutes, but. ..-the.'.liquid, left only a watery line that prprhptly dried and disappeared. With his fountain pen arid real ink, then, he wrote right over the same card:, "Dear Aunt Marie; Have just sent the two books under separate cover. Hope Cissy likes them too. All well here. No news. Love to the fellows. Affectionately yours, Charles." He addressed the stamped side to a w'bmari ih Washington, D. C., took the Elaine's Compound back to his bathroom, then went outside again to mail his card in person, pleased that it read sufficiently inane. '''•••; _. Last move, before dropping 1 it in a slot, was to brush the card. ca'refuily with the moistened corner of. his handkerchief, against the possibility—however remote— EVERVtmNG ( 6 IM RO 80.MO - along nil right, but the mayors don't get a cent. They nrc supposed i to divide what is. left over. •The hvo men, Moore. 42; air ui- valid, and Smith.- 70, short and fat, tied \vitri 100 votes eiich in the mayoralty election in August. So rather than take the chancei of j cither's losing a few -friends, they decided to act as co-mayors, and each direct affairs .on hsi side 01 the rood. Thfc mayors spend most-ot. their time sitting by the t\vo springs behind the p.ostoffice, playing checkers and wondering .if Republicans are gaining any strength. Outside of one-sided political discussion and the police problem, me main thing they worry about is the five hazard. But Moore soys the town's inhabitants carry too little insurance. i "Wheii we. do have one the first mayor there shoots a pistol' : everybody comes running " with buckets. We gel the water out of the springs. Luckily,/everything . hi town Is right close to. them ar.d there's not much chance -tor a fire to get started. . "It's just a little hick town, with four stores, eight or ten filling stations and n couple of telephones. Most of thc % people — I reckon about 500 in all—work in the cotton mills clown the road. There's no industry here to .speak of. everybody ju.st lives and talks and worics a little." HOLD EVERYTHING -first Limbcreur cheese t marketed in Limbourg, Belgium, I when it derives its name. ."I promised i'iiy giHTd carrylicr picliire next to my heart, sir."

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